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My answer is… Yes! Of course deadlifts matter!!! And yes indeed this is a lift that you can’t fake. It isn’t a lift for lazy people. If you aren’t deadlifting, squatting and benching, do you even lift LoL? That is the real question!! Good write up Busch and excellent photo showing strict form Karnes!!
Originally posted on VIES Magazine:
Written by: Kevin Busch Photo by: Amber Karnes
Deadlifts are of those exercises that you either love or hate. However, the question that remains is… are they important for your goals? Well to answer that you have to first figure out what your goals are. If you’re on the road to becoming a power lifter, then sorry to say, deadlifts are vital for your training. If you’re an average person, just looking to get a decent workout, or you’re a body builder looking to add muscle, then deadlifts may not be on your list of priorities. In these cases, don’t be too hasty to cut this lift out. Let’s take a look at benefits of deadlifting.
#1 – Deadlifts Teach You To Lift Properly
Now, before going any further with this one we first need to stress the fact that only proper form on the…
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I can’t feel anything but sorry for people who insist on reinforcing professional silos. “I can’t help you with this because that is your job!” I’m always shocked when I hear that some people still think that way since we work toward the same goal?! That’s one sentence I have never muttered. True professionals work together for the greater good behind the mission of an agency. We are all under one roof and that is how it should be.
It is the night before my interview. If there are three things that I can thank God for giving me they are: my excellent work ethic; a genuine loyalty to my agency and sister divisions; and my willingness to help other professionals without thinking twice. I believe those are things that my boss has recognized in me after so many years. I believe these things set me apart from others.
I work for the public. I work for other agencies and local government. I admire and respect the role my agency plays in the grand scheme of things. Technically, I work for every person, every bureau, and every division of my agency. That’s because I actually believe we are a team!!
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I love the smell of fresh dirt. The wind whips through my long ponytail. My blonde, tangled locks seem misplaced against the vibrant New Mexican sky. Blue sky, red Earth, the great wide open, barren plateaus, dancing Cholla, and stories of those who came before, give me reasons to adore this place. This is the place that I call my own. I was born and raised in a place which embodies the beauty of dirt.
If you didn’t know, 4-wheeling in not the Land of Enchantment, but this enchanted land is special. Those wheels afford you an unsoiled, yet soiled glimpse through natures looking glass. The ghosts of Diablo Canyon cast hazy red shadows when the sun sets. Then there are the stories. Today the canyon is used by thrill seekers to evoke hellish feelings. The jump is far. The climb is steep. These thrills aren’t for the weak.
Our ride on Sunday through Caja del Rio, past Diablo Canyon, to the Rio Grande River was beautiful. How quickly we forget the childhood feelings tied to our land and nature. When I was a young girl, I spent all my time on a 3-wheeler. My brother, sister and I explored together. Looking back, we learned together. While my brother and I sat along the bank of the Rio Grande on Sunday, we talked about those priceless days. (Read: Eat My Dust)
There is nothing like the smell of fresh dirt. I would never replace the feel of grit in teeth. The simplest of things can confirm you are home. I don’t mind when the New Mexico wind whips through my hair. It makes me feel alive. I was born and raised in a place which embodies the beauty of dirty skin and sacred land. It is here where I shall remain.
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“People often believed they
were safer in the light, thinking
monsters only came out at
night. But safety–like light–
is a facade.”
~~~~C.J. Roberts, Captive in
the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)
I got an unbelievably awesome workout today!! My deadz keep going up and I love it. The gym was packed when I got there. The power completely went out and didn’t turn back on. That meant that the excuse makers trickled out and only the die hards remained.
I thought about the symbology of darkness as I morphed into an iron monster. Maybe I was Doomsday today? I sure as hell felt like it! I was strong and fearless. I guess the dark is a little dangerous!? I did bump my head on a pull down bar and got a big ole bump! The bump didn’t stop me though.
I’m on a mission that no force can stop!!!